- Saving energy with demand response
Demand response is a voluntary, cost-effective tool that relies on people and technology, not power plants, to meet electrical demand.
- Time-variant electricity pricing
Time-variant electricity pricing is a voluntary program that enables people to choose when they power up appliances based on electricity prices.
- Data access paves the way for cleaner air
The smart, interconnected grid of the future is within reach – but customers and entrepreneurs must first have easy, secure, and meaningful access to energy data.
Pecan Street: Neighborhood of the future
EDF partnered with Austin Energy, the City of Austin, and the University of Texas to found Pecan Street Inc., a living smart grid lab that monitors energy use of more than 1,000 residents.
Financing and business models
- Unleashing private capital
Billions of dollars need to be invested in clean energy each year in order to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change – and private capital plays a very important role.
Utility 2.0: Spurring the clean energy paradigm shift
We need a new model that empowers businesses and families to take control of their electricity use and reduce harmful pollution.
Ohio: The FirstEnergy bailout
FirstEnergy’s finances, emissions and efforts to kill the burgeoning clean energy industry are all bad news.
Chicago: Smart approach to smart buildings
A new pilot program will demonstrate how energy-use data can transform the efficiency of Chicago buildings, with the potential to cut harmful pollution and save businesses money.
- Texas: Clean energy economy
Texas may be known as an oil and gas juggernaut, but the state is actually at the forefront of a new frontier: the clean energy economy.
Updates on our clean energy work
Energy blog posts
November 4, 2019
- D.C. Circuit Underscores EPA Duty to Address Extensive Factual Record Upholding America’s Clean Car Standards
October 25, 2019
October 17, 2019
- EPA’s proposal to rollback methane rules ignores scientific evidence, will lead to 5 million tons of methane pollutionType: ReportDate: September 3, 2019If EPA is successful in adopting both proposals, it would result in an additional 5 million metric tons of preventable methane pollution annually — more than a third of total emissions from the oil and gas industry.
- Type: Fact SheetDate: August 29, 2019Describes the impact of the Trump Administration's latest efforts to undermine clean air and add more climate pollution to the atmosphere
- Type: ReportDate: March 14, 2019To cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, California agencies, municipalities and some utilities are rethinking the role of natural gas within the state’s energy system. This includes new policies and approaches to use more electric options in homes and businesses, and to reduce the use of natural gas in power plants. Succeeding in this endeavor will reduce reliance on the gas system, which could result in existing gas infrastructure becoming “stranded”. This carries important financial and political implications that, if not managed effectively, could complicate the state’s efforts to combat climate change. This framework provides guidance on how policymakers can address the transition away from gas. <br />
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